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Opportunities to Learn More about Diversity at Ross

As part of our tradition of fostering a diverse educational community, Ross offers a variety of opportunities to connect - both on and off campus - with Ross faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

The Black Business Students Association (BBSA) hosts an annual conference in Ann Arbor, exploring the issues facing underrepresented minorities in business, as well as providing an opportunity to network with Ross students, alumni, and faculty.

Our UpClose diversity event, held every year at the Ross School of Business, is hosted by the Office of Admissions in partnership with the BBSA and the Ross Hispanic Business Students Association (RHBSA).  UpClose offers prospective MBA students the opportunity to experience the community and programs at Ross.  UpClose is designed for prospective MBA students of any race or ethnicity who have an interest in improving the representation of minorities in management.

Affiliation with Organizations that Promote Diversity in Business

The Ross School of Business has been a member of The Consortium, an alliance of leading American business schools and some of our country’s top corporations, since 1983.  The mission of The Consortium is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both its member schools’ enrollments and the ranks of management.  We encourage all prospective MBA students with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in the business professions to apply to the Ross MBA program through The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

In addition to this long-standing partnership, Ross collaborates with a host of organizations that encourage students from diverse backgrounds and underserved communities to pursue graduate management studies including Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), the Riordan Fellows Program, and Toigo Foundation.

Ross also attends, and recruits at, conferences that seek to address issues of underrepresentation in business, such as the following:

Interested students may also wish to consider programs sponsored by other organizations that create awareness and encourage minorities to pursue graduate management studies:

We encourage you to visit the Diversity Matters at Michigan website, which serves as a comprehensive portal to diversity resources at the University of Michigan.